So Delicious: Le Meridien’s Éclair Sweet Soiree

As we mentioned before, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and Johnny Iuzzini have teamed up for the first-ever global éclair program. As part of the brand’s new culinary program, Le Méridien hotels and resorts worldwide will offer guests the opportunity to indulge in a variety of modern twists on the chic Parisian treat, including both classic flavors as well as unique creations inspired by the destination. In addition, Chef Iuzzini will create eight seasonal éclair recipes for the hotels, inspired by his travels through various Le Méridien destinations. As part of the program, each hotel will offer modern takes on three signature éclair flavors – coffee, chocolate and vanilla – as well as one locally inspired flavor. Chef Iuzzini’s recent trip to San Francisco was documented in the above video and gives us some insight into his inspiration for the San Francisco-themed éclair! Which is one of our favorites.

 

Johnny Iuzzini prepping the San Franciso-inspired eclair


At the launch event earlier this week, food enthusiasts had the chance to get up close and personal with Chef Iuzzini and watch as he made magic in the kitchen. He carefully walked us through the process of making these little gems.

Johnny Iuzzini with guests doing DIY eclairs

Guests were later invited to get in on the action by creating their very own éclair.  Overall, its a fun experience and fun to do with kids and when entertaining guests.

 

“I’m constantly searching for new flavors, techniques and ideas, and travel is a necessary source of inspiration,” said Chef Johnny Iuzzini. “I am excited to work with Le Méridien in particular because of the brand’s commitment to unlocking the destination through locally-inspired cuisine, and I look forward to reinventing the éclair with the help of Le Méridien’s talented chefs around the world.”
“I’m constantly searching for new flavors, techniques and ideas, and travel is a necessary source of inspiration,” said Chef Johnny Iuzzini. “I am excited to work with Le Méridien in particular because of the brand’s commitment to unlocking the destination through locally-inspired cuisine, and I look forward to reinventing the éclair with the help of Le Méridien’s talented chefs around the world.”

For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com or www.facebook.com/lemeridien.